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>> what a difference four years in the white house is. and it shows him smiling in the oval office with a few more gray hairs, a stark
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contrast to 2008 more serious expression and the new portrait released just in time for the president's swearing in this weekend. that's going to do it for me. don't forget to tune in to the special inauguration coverage that begins tomorrow at # 1 a.m. eastern time, make it a great day. >> kelly: this is a fox news alert. we're awaiting word from the state depth very hour as to whether all americans involved in the hostage crisis in algeria are free and safe. hello, i'm kelly writer. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. that's our top story today and welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. those americans are among several people held hostage at a gas plant in the sahara desert taken over by al-qaeda-linked fighters days ago. but algerian special forces are launching what they call a final assault on the complex and now britain's defense secretary says the military
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operation appears to be over. our greg palkot is following it all live from london. how is everybody, greg. >> reporter: jamie, kelly, that's the big question right now. the algerian prime minister spoke with u.k. prime minister david cameron minutes ago and he, too, confirmed the final assault is over and there is that one report perhaps more americans were free today. and let's recount the event of today. algerian special forces stormed where the al-qaeda linked militants were finally holed up, apparently with explosives, apparently with heavy guns, and with hostages. it was a bloody scene. the algerian government says that 11 militants were killed, apparently the last militants there, but also, the seven foreign hostages were killed. now, the reuters news agency quoting a security source says that 16 foreign hostages were freed today and included in that number, two americans. but as we've noted it's not yet confirmed by washington, and or for that matter, picked
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up by other media agencies. one american has died in this four-day long saga, the texan who died of a heart attack, at least five others were free. all told, throughout this whole thing, dozens of foreign hostages have died and as well as dozens of hostages. secretary of defense leon panetta was in london today and he had some very strong words for those responsible for this attack. >> cannot accept attacks against our citizens and our interests abroad. neither can we accept an al-qaeda safe haven anywhere in the world. . >> reporter: and panetta was asked about the algerian forces tactics throughout this and criticized by various countries, a bit heavy-handed
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and secretive and according to panetta, each country has a way of going after terrorists, and at least they're going to have them, and that's a good thing. they're still mopping up, and militants laid mines, and booby traps throughout the facility and need to be diffused. and the foreign nationals at the site try to figure out what happened. here in the u.k., in norway, japan, and in the u.s. we will be tracking it all, back to you. >> jamie: we'll come back to you as news warrants, thank you very much. kelly. >> kelly: a huge show of support today across the country, but the second amendment days after president obama laid out some of the most aggressive gun control proposals in decades and holding rallies for what is being called national gun appreciation day. catherine herridge is at clark brothers gun in virginia with more. how are you? >> welcome to warrington,
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virginia, clark brothers, where you'll find in the parking lot, it's packed this morning and also the range behind me, got a fairly significant wait. some gun owners we spoke to today said they'd come specifically to mark gun appreciation day and they say to recognize the sankty of the second amendment. they believe in responsible gun ownership and the president is targeting the wrong people. >> i don't think it addressed anything close to what the real problem is. trying to outlaw certain black guns because they're black guns, large rounds of ammunition, isn't going to do anything to stop those monsters. >> reporter: well, we can it will you today is how many gun shops and gun ranges like clarks brothers in warrington, virginia are participating in gun appreciation day and can't tell you how many gun owners
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inside the united states are meeting formally to recognize this day. what we heard from organizers earlier in the week, they wanted to make a message that the second amendment is a constitutional right, a very specific right for all americans. earlier today we spoke to another gun owner who explained why he came. >> i don't think it's really something that they should attack. if it's our amendment, a second, or a right to bear arms, if we come out here to shoot a weapon or fire a weapon, they shouldn't really put our constitution, so-- . >> reporter: there's clearly another side to this argument. critics have said that the people who support gun appreciation day today really show a certain amount of political tone deafness coming right before martin luther king day and also in the wake of newtown, connecticut. >> kelly: chief correspondent katherine herridge, thank you.
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>> jamie: so many sides and issue over this debate as gun control intensifies. the president of the national rifle association says he's received hundreds of death threats. he says on a radio talk show and he says that his kids are getting these threats. >> i've gotten, dozens of hundreds of death threats. my son, who has the same name as i do, had somebody post a death threat on his facebook page and when he and my daughter came back, i don't know how you do all of this stuff on the computer, came back and said you know, actually this isn't to him, but he is our dad and we think he's a pretty good guy, they came back and said now we know you're their children, we wish you'd be killed and he would feel bad about it. >> he says he's always been a target for people who want tougher gun control laws and the threats increased over the beginning of the debate and gun control ignited in the weeks after the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut.
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>> kelly: meanwhile, a new york newspaper that posted the names and addresses of gun owners is now backing off. and the journal news, outraged gun owners when it published the names and addresses of area residents who own handguns. it even posted an interactive map showing exactly where their homes were located. authorities say some of those houses ended up getting burglarized and the journal took down maps three days after the governor passed stricter gun control laws and stricter privacy measures. at the height of the economic crisis three years ago, president obama announced a 26 member jobs council as a way to get leaders and great business minds together to fix the jobs crisis. if 21 million americans still unemployed or underemployed, why hasn't this group held an official meeting in more than a year? good question.
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and for some answers let's bring in our political panel angela mcglowan, and a former chief of staff to joe manchin. it boggles the mind, the president with a jobs council the last year january, 2012. unemployment tad, angela and chris, 8.5% and now fallen to 7.8%, but while it's a good thing it's falling, there are till 21 million unemployed so unemployment has not fallen far enough. the light bulb has to go off. what progress is the job council making when creating more jobs? >> it's not made much progress and are we surprised that the president has not met with his jobs council in one year? this administration has been about political gesture, political manipulation, blame games, but what has really been done? kelly, remember in 2009 he appointed like 32 czar. we had an economic czar, a
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stimulus accountability czar, an interview czar. it's been about political gestures, but not actually solutions, but my question is, where is the public outrage? >> the public outrage, the public doesn't really understand what's going on with the jobs council, chris, weigh in on that for me. >> let's put some stuff into context and since the president's been in office, you know, the last 34 months, 5.4 million jobs created, unemployment rate fallen from 10% to 7.8 and gone from the worst economics jobs crisis this country has seen since the great depression to steady growth and in terms of the jobs council specifically, they've made over 90 recommendations, many of them have been implemented and they were implemented as part of the jobs act last year. the reality, and this is the brutal truth in terms of how washington works, a jobs council advisors is a not thing, but they're not the ones that advised the president on a day-to-day basis and he had a team of economic advisors that do that and the other part in terms of
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some of the specific proposals, dealing whether it's the job creation in manufacturing, tax reform, you know, lowering regulations, a lot of that has to do we're working with republicans and see how much the republicans are willing to sit down with the president to tackle some of the tough issues and we haven't seen much of that. >> you're right to point out there have not been recommendations from the jobs council, however we know that the jobs council mission expires at the end of the month. do you think the president should extend it and if so, what do you think of this group of business, academic and union leaders to develop for future job growth in america, to knock down that unemployment rate even more? >> kelly, i don't think that the president should extend it. >> why? >> our forefathers got it right. the recommendations, what have they done? my opponent is saying things, but still, we have 21 million people who are underemployed or unemployed. and i've talked about all of
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the czars and the political gestures made and our forefathers got it right and the congress is suppose today work with the administration hand in hand, we've seen a lot of partisan politics played on both sides of the aisle and what they need to do again is come together and make some real things happen, some real solutions. >> kelly: chris, she makes a very salient point here because there have been noticeable tensions between people on the council which apparently has caused problems with coming together for more public meetings on job creation and can if you recall during the presidential campaign, some ceo's on the president's job council refused to see with them in public during the campaign. what are your concerns about this apparent dysfunctional approach to solving the nation's jobs problems? >> listen, let's be frank about it. in terms of whether it's a jobs council like this or some other kind of version of it, and ceo's advising the
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president are not necessarily going to solve the jobs crisis. >> those are the jobs creators. >> wait, wait. >> let him finish. >> can they offer good ideas? absolutely, can they come up with new proposals, absolutely. in terms of the day-to-day hard work of coming up with policy that falls to the president's economic team and leaders in congress to work with the president. angela wants to ignore a simple fact, the republicans have not been willing to work with the president, they have not. and so. >> okay. >> until that changes we will have this continued dysfunction. >> if you remember. >> i'm not saying the republicans fault, but at the end of the day they've got to work together. the republicans do not control all of congress or the government and work together. >> kelly: and angela, angela? he makes a good point you do have to work together and common ground. >> you do, you do. let me explain this to you, chris. remember simpson bowles? boehner when he went to work with the president, took not only nancy pelosi's plan,
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taxing people 1 million above and took the president's debt commission plan to him and listen republicans have made guess turs to work with this president, but it's been obama's way or no way at all and who suffers? the american people i'm not going to stand here and let you say that the. >> with all due respect. >> let me finish, please, and i'm not going to stand here and let you say that the republicans have not reached across to work with-- >> with all due respect. that's laughable. >> oh, is that not true. >> republicans talking about. >> is that not true, chris. >> wait a second. >> kelly: ladies and gentlemen. >> let me finish. in terms of a budget deal-- >> a timeout, please. >> the republicans have not been willing to do anything about that. >> kelly: chris. >> jez. >> kelly: angela mcglowan, thank you, both, i keep thinking every time that we get into these debates i should say zip, boom pow, and keep it going on. and we've got to go. >> don't worry we'll find the common ground.
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>> kelly: you'll find that common ground and see what happens with the jobs council as well. thank you. >> jamie: kelly, new concerns over our nation's federal spending. there's a new government report that's raised red flags, saying the nation is on an unsustainable fiscal path. we're going to take a look at what steps need to be taken to prevent a financial crisis. >> kelly: and a major turn around for the tsa to find out why they're now getting rid of those controversial body scanners that create nude-like images of passengers. >> jamie: plus, a battle with washington d.c.'s teacher's union sparked a national controversy. coming up we'll show you how a former school chancellor is fighting for the rights of students everywhere. >> this is a country of equal opportunity, this is the country where if you work hard and you do the right thing, you're supposed to be able to live the american dream. i have the flu... i took theraflu, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is theraflu doesn't treat your cough.
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>> welcome back, everybody. time for a quick check of your headlines. house republicans expected to vote wednesday to raise the debt limit for another three months, giving congress time to pass a federal budget. the c.d.c. warning the flu outbreak in the u.s. may last six more weeks. nine more children have died in the past week, due to flu related illnesses, bringing
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the total number of pediatric deaths to 29. and we're still awaiting the autopsy results of a poisoned lottery winner from chicago. urooj khan's body was exhumed yesterday and police want to know how he was poisoned by cyanide. he died in july, after winning the lottery, and initially ruled natural causes. >> on today's respond a dream, michelle rhee gained notice, and forefront of education and teacher tenure and evaluating school performance. she believes that great teachers and great schools can lead to great futures for america's children. >> this is the country of equal opportunity. this is the country where if you work hard and you do the right thing, you're supposed to be able to live the
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american dream. but, it's not a reality for our children, who grew up in poverty today because they attend failing schools, where they don't gain the skills and knowledge that they need to see that success in the long run. we owe them so much more. >> michelle rhee, the ceo and founder of students first, is an educator who believes that children, regardless of their background or circumstances can achieve any goal if they receive a great education through great teachers who put their students first. for 18 years, michelle has been involved in helping children become their best. right out of college, she became a teacher with teach for america, a in one of the poorest communities in baltimore. the achievement levels were low due to violence, poor nutrition and other obstacles, but michelle and other teachers worked hard to help the kids do better. >> what we found was that when we put the extra time in with these kids and we worked with them before school, after school, on weekends, gave them
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two hours of homework a night, that they were able to achieve at the highest levels. so what that convinced me of is that if we really want to fix public education in this country, then we have to create the right environment for kids. >> baltimore, michelle says, proved to be a life changing experience. she eventually took on the difficult task of becoming the chancellor of the troubled public schools in washington. >> when i was the chancellor in washington d.c., i made the commitment that i was going to run the district as a mom. and as a mom who put her kids in the d.c. public schools. people thought i was crazy to do that, no, if i'm going to run this district i'm going to put my own children in it and it was interesting because it really did impact how and why i made decisions. >> but michelle's efforts to turn d.c. public schools around were met with criticism due to her trying to oust poor
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teachers. and after resigning from d.c. public schools she embarked on developing students first. >> the idea behind students first is that we have to band millions of people across this country together who understands that the public education system is broke and and they want to be a part of fixing it, know that children deserve more and willing to do something about it. >> while students first have the critics and supporters, reclaims the organization focuses on giving children the opportunity to reach their dreams through good teaching and schools. >> i will tell you this about kids. if you set high expectations for them, if you surround them with love, with my expectations, with the right environment, those children, any single one of them, despite any obstacle they might come from at home, they will rise to meet, that, those expectations, and so our obligation is to try to create the best schools and for the entire world and we can do it.
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>> kelly: she's very confident about that. michelle rhee saying we owe so much more to help our children live beyond a dream. >> jamie: thank you, kelly. we're closely monitoring the hostage situation, and awaiting word whether all the americans linked to the kidnapping, are safe and free. the situation is still developing, we'll keep you updated. >> kelly: the new concerns over the lance armstrong's interview with oprah, and claim he may have lied again. for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie.
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>> fox news alert. we're following breaking details out of algeria where we're awaiting more information on the americans involved in the hostage crisis, it happened at this gas plant. there's no word yet from the state department exactly how many were involved and whether they're free and safe. but we do know a man from
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texas died after suffering a heart attack. the americans were among several people who were held hostage three days ago. details are developing as algerian special forces are launching what they call a final assault on the complex and britain's defense secretary says the military operation does appear to be over, but the u.s. hasn't confirmed that so we're closely following the story for you and we'll bring you any information as it comes in. kelly? >> he they call it the uproar among passengers and now the tsa is getting rid of the of x-ray machine, by people claiming their privacy is being violated. peter doocy. >> reporter: the company made more than 200 of the so-called naked image machines, rapid scan, they needed to fix the
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software so the images people thought were violating the privacy were a lot more vague and looked like stick figures or cartoons inhe stead of revealing photographs. but the companies couldn't outfit with the new automated atr technology by deadline. by june, they'll only see imageries with faster output and legal experts say this move hines up with the basic constitutional rights of travelers. >> the fourth amendment requires you cannot be searched or seized, your person can't be searched without a warrant and obviously this scan ser not a warrant. what they're doing is pulling back and making something that is in line with the fourth amendment and not in violation of people's rights. >> there was steady opposition to the scanners the entire time they were used partly
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because they use x-rays, but mostly for privacy reasons. and then the house transportation committee said that the tsa was spending a lot of money for scanners, didn't think were keeping flyers very safe. >> a lot of hard-earned taxpayer money going for, unfortunately, theater security and not real security and we've got to stop paying that price before we pay a huge price with another attack, successful attack by terrorists. >> reporter: and the tsa is still going to use some full body scanners to create more generic images of the bowed, but the tsa pointed out on the blog, travelers can opt out of a body scan if they would prefer a patdown. >> peter doocy, thank you. >> jamie: well, this is another big story we're following, there's new fallout from lance armstrong's highly publicized tell-all interview. the disgraced cyclist has been spending the last year
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fighting allegations he used performance enhancing drugs during his award winning career and he sat down with oprah and made the confession of a lifetime, but investigators are now saying they are not so sure. cher hthey're claiming that armstrong lied again when he said he didn't use drugs after 2005 partly because of a promise he made to his wife about his comeback race. in 2009. listen to this. >> it was a big decision, i needed her blessing and she said to me, you -- you can do it under one condition, that you never cross that line aga again. a-- >> drugs. >> i said you've got a deal and i never would have betrayed that with her. >> jamie: well, investigators say that armstrong did break that promise and they're now considering whether he could face even more consequences. jim gray is a fox news
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contributor and steve is a sports attorney. great to have you both here, a story that everybody is talking about, whether they're a sports fan or not, and when you represent a client that has done something wrong, which he now admits he has, rule number one, at least when i was a practicing attorney, is don't talk. don't say anything. >> correct, correct. >> jamie: why did he do this? >> i think it's an ego. the passion and drive for him to try to compete again. i think he probably got everyone in the room, his marketing people. pr people, his agent, his lawyers and says i want to continue. it's not about the money, it's not about the fame, it's about his willingness and this happens for a lot of professional athletes, they can't give it up. and i think that it's not when you look at how much he's made or what he's done, or the legal liability that could be on the horizon, it's more important about who he is and when he looks into that
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mirror, he's got to come to the realization that i'm not done competing yet and the fire and the drive is still in lance armstrong. i think that's what it's about. >> jamie: so, jim, do you think that lance armstrong, by doing this interview or whatever he does from here, could rebuild his reputation and what about that claim of investigators from 2005 forward he may have even lied in that interview? >> well, i think the investigators are ahead of lance armstrong in this instance and if you backed it up, he says 2005, well, that's pretty convenient because most of these guys, have gotten their sentences reduced and he's looking for possibly going from a lifetime to an eight-year ban. if you back up eight years, 2013 that would take him to 2005 and it's convenient to say that's the case. the investigators will have the final say on that and he's going to have to come and testify under oath and do it under oath before they would consider a reduction, but a lifetime ban for lance armstrong, i would hope, would
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remain in place, as far as rehabilitating his reputation, we've seen many others who have gone on and made admissions and done well at public life, probably starting with president clinton. >> jamie: we have more sound on what you're talking about right now. can we listen to it? >> do you think you've gotten what you deserve? >> um. >> for a long time you were saying everybody was on the witch hunt, on the witch hunt, on the witch hunt for you. do you think at this moment, considering how big you were, what that meant, how much people believed, what your name and brand stood far. >> sure. >> i deserve to be punished, i'm not sure that i deserve a death penalty u that sounds-- you see, those are pretty strong words. how well-coached do you think he was for that interview? >> i think at times he seems like he wasn't sure and didn't know what to really say. i think he was coached because
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i don't think he's going to do the interview without being coached by his lawyers, and by his pr representation. but, i think he wasn't really sure of himself at times. and i think he's trying to find himself. i mean, this is a story about the fallen hero wanting to come back. >> jamie: can you even be a hero, though, jim, if it was all under a pre dense, if you took away the title from somebody else who maybe didn't dope? >> i don't think so. i think that this is the biggest disgrace in the history of sports and lance armstrong himself came out and said, well, that's not the case, but the doping in the '70s and '80s by the east german government was much more sophisticated. of course that was a run by a government over there, so perhaps he's right, but as far as an individual, i'm going to agree with usada and their chief, this was the most professional, sophisticated and greatest doping scandal and doping in the history of sports. so, i just don't see how he can recover and as far as competing, to want to do this,
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it just makes even less sense because he wants to go out and run a triathlon. and he's 41 years of age, to go and compete he had as much cache with his name if he never addressed this and kept the right to remain silent, he could have put on his own event. >> jamie: steve, what do you think about those who got mixed up in this, not only the people who didn't get the title that would have deserved it or earned it, but also the organization -- i hear a lot of people say, you know, he did so much for cancer research. is that, do we have to weigh it and look at the benefits of what lance armstrong achieved versus the disgrace that jim talks about that he brought to the sport and to himself? >> yeah, sure. i mean, you have to look at the positive that he did, but he did it under the pretext that he did it clean. when you start looking at what he did in terms of winning, all of his winnings were tainted because he, you know, he used performing enhancing drugs. with that being said, even the
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people that use the performance enhancing drugs, they have to compete. the body builder has to train it become the lean machine he may want to become. >> jamie: i guess they don't with have to do it that way, right, jim? last answer, what's the future for lance armstrong? >> i don't see much of a future in sports. i don't know how you can come back from in. perhaps a glimmer of hopes of redemption you look at roger federer and serenia williams they're embarrassed what it's done sport and looked at a different microscope and all the clean athletes now have to suffer. and perhaps phil knight of nike had a glimmer of hope, when he said never say never. you never want to say never, but i would not think that he would have any kind of a future at all in sports. >> great discussion, thanks so much for being with us. >> glad to be here. >> thank you, jamie. >> kelly: thanks, jamie. a new warning on our nation's
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>> we report, you decide. a five-year-old pennsylvania girl who got suspended from kindergarten. she told a classmate that she was going to shoot her with a toy gun. here it is, a pink hello kitty
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gun. they searched the backpack and suspended the child for ten days making what they're calling, a quote, terrorist threat, but reduced the punishment later to two days. her family not surprisingly is hiring a lawyer and fighting the suspension. >> . >> jamie: a new government report raising concerns about federal spending warning that if no policy changes are made. the country is on an unsustainable fiscal path. and the office which is an independent nonpartisan government agency notes the debt held by the public increased to 73% of the gdp. that's the highest since 1950. and it also details our debt has grown by a whopping 54% over the past four years. at that, and at that pace we'll top 25 trillion, i can't
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get it out of my mouth. 25 trillion dollars public debt by 2017. so the sobering report comes as we get a brand new fox news poll showing a whopping 83% of americans believe right now that government spending is out of control. so, what policy changes do we need to make now to keep the nation from reaching a financial crisis? michael seymour, from private wealth strategy joins us now. michael, this astounding, it's staggering and it was predicted a couple of years ago, when we started getting into the financial mess. do you see any way of steering out of this? >> well, you know, kelly, it was predicted, it happened and it's getting worse and at the end of the day, you know, if this was anybody's household, if this was your small business, if this was a major corporation, you would be bankrupt by now. >> kelly: exactly. >> and saving the government is if they can print money. the answer is yes, we can get out of it and what it's going
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to take is a whole lot of near term pain and i don't think our elected officials want to be responsible for taking the very hard actions that need to be done. i think the american people know that it needs to be done. >> kelly: okay, and talking about hard options, specifically, what are the hard options? because we know we spend entirely too much money as a government. we spend it on domestic programs, so, give me some examples of what those hard options are and where to make the cuts so we can sustain our economy and channel some growth instead of going the opposite direction. >> well, i think it's just like any other budget that's out of whack. you first start where is the biggest potential area of savings? i would look at health care, i would look at the fact that in america, we spend one out of every $6 on health care. i think the government, you know, and this is not just me, you know, the congressional budget office, cbo-- >> when you're talking about health care, you're talking
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about medicaid, medicare, what other-- >> i'm talking about, a lot of the aspects, i think, that not only medicare and medicaid, i'm talking about looking at obamacare, i'm talking about looking at potential tort reform that might take some of the high lawsuits out of the equation. >> take the sting out of malpractice. >> yes, with still protecting people. i think the pharmaceutical companies, i mean, you know, my daughter went to the hospital and she was there for 40 minutes to see if she had a kidney stone and of course, it cost $4800. so, something-- >> you're talking third rail things that people don't want to talk about, especially whether it's men or women on capitol hill seem to say i don't know about the spending program. not only talk about health care, what about the defense, shouldn't we cut something there, has to go the way of some of the other programs? >> there's a difference between financial responsibility and necessarily having to cut. you know, he when you have a--
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you know, the department of defense accounts cannot be audited. meaning the auditing companies will not sign off. that means their books and records are abysmal, okay, which, i believe you you know, forget about cutting because let's be very clear. nobody wants to hurt the armed forces and the capabilities of supporting our great-- >> not suggesting that at all, but some cuts to be made across the board. >> sure, and what about, let's make sure we're not double, triple spending, overspending, overpaying against invoices, being billed fraudulently or incorrectly. you know, we know how to do that, plenty of great folks in this country. >> kelly: i've seen how we wasted money in iraq, we gave a lot of money away in cash, $300,000 plus to a lot of contractors who never got the job completed or did a shabby job and i don't want to bring up old history, but another issue is social security. can we cut there? can we find a way to save
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money in that department? >> well, i think the social security, all enentitlement payments, medicare, medicaid, social security. this is where the most painful thing is, because people are counting on that and to surprise somebody that's going to get-- that's eligible for social security next month, you know, with having to wait several years, but at the end of the day, then i think what we've got to take along. >> kelly: okay. >> a long hard look at-- >> michael seymour, thank you, the point is, our financial house is out of order. >> very out of order. >> jamie: thanks. there are new numbers showing dramatic decline of death from cancer in our country. that's good positive news. how do we stay on that trend. dr. somati from our medical a-team is here to stay behind the decrease. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good!
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>> there are brand new numbers how many people in our country are dying from cancer. american cancer society is releasing a large study showing a major drop of 20%. that's significant. dr. david somati, member of the medical a-team chief of robotics at mount sinai hospital, why is this happening? >> this is a fantastic news for all the cancer patients out there. the peak of cancer death was
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highest in 1991, about 20 years ago, we've seen a major decline, 20% as you mentioned is a huge number in this basically saving over a million people the last decade or so. so the reason why this is happening and mostly has to do with lung cancer, we see that the death rate has gone down. look at this, 215, over 100,000, and now 173 for 100,000, part of it's due to screening and debate the la last few years, for screening for breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer really works or not and this is the answer today. and you can see you have to get screened and that information is very powerful and knowing it early on, you can obviously do something about it, lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, has been a major part of this and that's a major improvement in life quality. >> wonderful news. let me ask you in particular about cancer, are less people smoking and that's why lung cancer deaths have gone down
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and more people are drinking and that's why liver cancers have gone up? >> great answer. look at the lung cancer, we can see it's reduced by 30%, breast cancer has gone down as a result of mammogram by 30%, great news, colon cancer by 30%, are you ready for this my own field of prostate cancer done a reasonable job, by 40%, and that's huge and we think that's smoking awareness and the things we've spoke been on this program and other places have helped tremendously. no one knows exactly why liver and pan crease is on the raise, alcohol and other risks, we have a long way to go. in 2013, you'll see 1.6 million new cases of cancer and unfortunately, still, about 580,000 people will die from cancer, we've come a long way and certainly all of the educational programs have helped tremendously and we still have a long way to go. >> jamie: you're always proposing that people get
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screened for everything and start early. on the other side of it, with treatments available. will we see a cure to cancer in our lifetime? and what cancer is the most likely? because, i know the one at that remains very deadly in the list in the study is melanoma. is it as easy as using sunscreen? >> well, i think we're going to see major improvement and this is probably one of the the best questions that's come up, are we going to see this in our lifetime, i'm very, very hopeful. i think we'll first see in the next few years, which one is deadly and which is not going to kill us and give this individualized care to our patients and the decade after, hopefully be able to defeat this disease. so, yes, we've come a long way, but we're getting there. >> excuse me if i may, the silver lining that i hear in all of this is research on top of research, and you become more aware of what type of cancers you can combat and perhaps change behavior, that's remarkable to see what you've been able to accomplish since 1991 which means the
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research is working, right? >> the research is working, we're getting into genetic code and trying to find out why someone dies from prostate cancer and somebody else can live for a long time. exactly the chemistry of the cancers are extremely vital for us to understand and we're basically taking that one step at a time against this cancer, so, this is great news, and more to come in the future. >> jamie: more and more targeted therapies. doctor, i want to let the viewers know who are fans of yours and dr. siegel's, tomorrow we'll have inauguration coverage on the fox news channel, but next sunday the doctors will be back and great to have you here. i'm jamie colby thank you for joining us. >> kelly: i'm kelly wright. excuse me, the journal report is next. >> jamie: take care everybody. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close.
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